Originally Posted by Michael TLV
If it already looks better than what anyone ever saw in a theater ... what is left to resell to us?
More extras, commentaries, redone visual effects, re-cut editions of the movie, etc. At the worst, more studios could take the Disney approach and only sell a film on disc for limited times, creating an artificial demand several times for a format, and again for new formats.
But ultimately this is why movie studios make new films... because they can't live off the residuals from things made 20 years ago forever. That's called "free money" and it doesn't exist, no matter how much big corporations (from movie studios to music studios to mortgage companies to the defense industry) want it to. Even if I bought Disney's whole back catalog on HDM, they still have new films coming out. Nobody likes working for a living though, no matter how much money they have.